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Old 10-23-2008, 10:48 PM   #61
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I couldn't do a small house. No place to ... entertain guests....
? I don't see a downside here.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:34 AM   #62
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? I don't see a downside here.
Ah, another misanthrope, just like me.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:16 AM   #63
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Shipping container homes! The US has far more goods shipped to it than we export, hence an annual surplus of shipping containers - really stout metal boxes just waiting for conversion:

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Old 10-24-2008, 11:20 AM   #64
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Shipping container homes! The US has far more goods shipped to it than we export, hence an annual surplus of shipping containers - really stout metal boxes just waiting for conversion:

Apartment Therapy New York | Shipping Container Homes by PFNC Global Communities


Now THAT just looks trashy, to me! I think I'd rather live in a cardboard box.

Actually, I'll just happily stick with the 1558 square foot 3/2 brick home that I've got, for now.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:33 AM   #65
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Shipping container homes! The US has far more goods shipped to it than we export, hence an annual surplus of shipping containers - really stout metal boxes just waiting for conversion:

Apartment Therapy New York | Shipping Container Homes by PFNC Global Communities
Lightning - what happens?

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Or, more handsomely done:


http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/08/...-architecture/

and with even more information and resources in the comments area:

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I'm guessing it would act like Faraday's cage.
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Now THAT just looks trashy, to me! I think I'd rather live in a cardboard box.

Actually, I'll just happily stick with the 1558 square foot 3/2 brick home that I've got, for now.

So the bear market isn't biting that hard yet?

I agree on the looks of that unit - that's pretty much a third world housing iteration. But looks can be changed by the application of money.... and/or taste.
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I'm guessing it would act like Faraday's cage.
.....and would have no radio reception.

Seriously this is a fantastic topic. There are going to be big shifts in how and where we live in the near future. I'm looking at many of the prefab options and I love those "container homes"
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Stack them up: an instant 2-story.

Side-by-side: a double wide.

Hey, I am not there yet, but doesn't that beat the freeway overpass? Roof over your head, plus it is not as easy to break into like stick houses, I think.
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I would think a bottle of waterless hand sanitizer in the bathroom would remove any lingering doubts.
... and any lingering "residue"...

Maybe the inspector would have gone for a Japanese-design toilet with an in-bowl hot-water washdown spray system. It'd save on toilet paper too!

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Just a quick comment about those Japanese Capsule Hotels.
It's more roomy than stateroom berthing on a USS LOS ANGELES-class submarine. But then the staterooms have in-room fold-down sinks, more storage, and emergency air-breathing systems too...
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Two years ago, I began a total remodel (gutting) of a house on the ranch. Since it was not feasible to live in the house, I bought a 35' Airstream trailer & set it up on a knoll overlooking pastures, pecan groves, and ponds. The trailer is awesome - hardwood floors, corian countertops, washer/dryer, entertainment center, ample storage etc. Upon completion of the house, it took me an additional month to vacate my cozy nest - I adored living in it! (I even considered renting the newly completed house and living full time in the camper)My parents freaked & my bro, Dallas McMansion owner, said"Great, my sister is Oklahoma trailer trash".
I haven't sold the camper, as originally planned, it's just soooo wonderful...common sense dictates that it needs to go....sigh
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